Bullying

Bullying Report Form 


It is the policy of the Elko County School District to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from bullying. The School District prohibits any and all forms of bullying because it violates the basic right of the students and staff to be in a safe orderly learning environment. This policy seeks to promote positive interpersonal relationships between all members of the school community. It shall be a violation of this policy for any student to bully another while attending school or school-sponsored events or riding in school transportation. School staff shall report suspected bullying behavior to school administration for investigation using appropriate district forms.

Parents must report bullying to the administration so we can resolve any issues that may occur.

For the purposes of this policy, the term "school staff" includes board members, school employees, agents, volunteers, contractors, or other persons subject to the supervision and control of the District.

The School District will investigate reports of bullying, whether of a physical or nonphysical form. If it determines that bullying has occurred, it will act appropriately within the discipline codes of the District and will take reasonable action to end the bullying.


Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, Slander, and Social Scheming

Bullying and Harassment of any kind (sexual or slanderous, intimidating or verbal) is a violation of NRS 388.125, NRS 388.122, NRS 388.135, and ECSD policy JDA.  If any act by another student or adult causes you to feel bullied or harassed, you must report it to a counselor, teacher, or administrator immediately.  


NRS 388.122 – “Bullying” ….. A willful act of course of conduct on the part of one or more pupils which is not authorized by law and:

Which exposes a pupil repeatedly and over time to one or more negative actions which is highly offensive to a reasonable person and:

Is intended to cause and actually caused the pupil to suffer harm or serious emotional distress.


NRS 388.125 – “Harassment” ….. A willful act or course of conduct that is not otherwise authorized by law and is: 

Highly offensive to a reasonable person; and

Intended to cause and actually causes another person to suffer serious emotional distress.


NRS 388.129 – “Intimidation” means a willful act or course of conduct that is not otherwise authorized by law and:

Is highly offensive to a reasonable person; and

Poses a threat of immediate harm or actually inflicts harm to another person or to the property of another person  


Slander may be defined as the spoken or transitory form of defamation of character; a legal term that refers to a falsehood presented as true which could harm the reputation of a person or entity.

Behavior in the classroom or anywhere on campus that has the potential to distort the truth about another student, teacher, or other school staff will not be tolerated.

This includes, but is not limited to any statement made by individuals of any type which may or may not be used to incite conflict, harass, or intimidate.


Social Scheming is related to all of these behaviors in that they all work together when a group of students engage in anything that is designed to spread false or cruel rumors, or to incite a new incident or aggravate already tense circumstances involving other students or staff. 


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